This mom cut open the back of her sofa and was shocked at what she found: 13 years of lost items and children's toys! Kacie (@kacieandco) is a parent and TikToker who shares relatable and funny stories about her life as a mom. Kacie isn't afraid to show the messy and sometimes embarrassing side of being a mom, and in a recent video she revealed how messy parenting can really be—literally.
Esther Nakajjigo/Twitter Esther Nakajjigo A federal judge awarded more than $10 million to the family of a Ugandan human rights activist who was decapitated while on a visit to Arches National Park in 2020. Esther "Essie" Nakajjigo's husband Ludovic Michaud will receive $9.5 million while her mother Christine Namagembe will receive $700,000, according to the judgment filed in federal court. Essie's father John Bocso Kateregga will receive $350,000.
A data scientist thinks he's solved the mystery of Bigfoot ― not by searching for the creature out in the wilds, but by examining the math instead. In a new preprint study published online in bioRxiv, data analyst Floe Foxon says many sightings could actually be black bears, which can be roughly the size and shape of a Sasquatch when walking on their hind legs. He's even come up with a simple formula: Sasquatch sightings were statistically significantly associated with bear populations such that, on the average, one 'sighting' is expected for every 900 bears.
Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, will never again be part of Ukraine, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Monday in remarks detailing his objection to Zagreb providing military aid to Kyiv. In December, Croatian lawmakers rejected a proposal that the country join a European Union mission in support of the Ukrainian military, reflecting deep divisions between Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. A vocal critic of Western policy in Ukraine, Milanovic has said he does not want his country, the EU's newest member state, to face what he has called potentially disastrous consequences over the 11-month-old war in Ukraine.
Australian authorities and mining giant Rio Tinto are scrambling to find a small radioactive capsule lost somewhere along a near-900-mile stretch of road in the outback. The casing of the capsule contains cesium-137—a substance that researchers have found has a life span of more than three decades. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cesium-137 (Cs-137) can cause burns, acute radiation sickness, and even death.
STORY: Israel is saving its main freshwater reservoir from the effects of climate change The Sea of Galilee was being lost to droughts So Israel built a chain of desalination plants along its Meditteranean coast They turn seawater into freshwater, to refill the lake when water levels get low (Yoav Barkay, Manager of the national water carrier) "With this environment of climate changes, you don't know what to expect next year and the year afterward. We are standing now in the January and with very little rainfalls during this winter in Israel, arid winter basically with no rainfall.
The issue became so widespread that owners banded together on a class action suit, and we recently learned the case's outcome. As part of its settlement, FCA, Stellantis' U.S. division and Jeep's owner, will offer some owners warranty extensions and could reimburse owners for expenses already incurred related to the problem. The new eight-year/90,000-mile warranty covers replacement parts and labor related to a failed front suspension damper.
Excitingly, the comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which last passed through the inner solar system around 50,000 years ago, will be at its brightest during this time and may even be visible to the naked eye under the right conditions. The comet should be observable for days as it approaches our planet and then recedes on its way to the outer solar system. During the comet's perigee, it will come to within a distance of around 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) from our planet, which is equivalent to about 28% of the distance between Earth and the sun.
As Russian troops continue military operations in the then more-than-four-month-old war against Ukraine, tempers were flying high. Andrei Gurulyov, a crony of President Vladimir Putin and a Duma member, reportedly told Rossiya-1, that Russia should look to recreate the Cuban missile crisis. The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 saw the U.S. and the now-defunct Soviet Union prepping for nuclear missile attacks, the former positioning them in Italy and Turkey and the latter in Cuba.
A Chicago prosecutor said Monday that she's dropping sex-abuse charges against singer R. Kelly following federal convictions in two courts that should guarantee the disgraced R&B star will be locked up for decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced the decision a day ahead of a hearing related to state charges accusing him of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors. Foxx, who in 2019 had pleaded with women and girls to come forward so she could pursue charges against Kelly, acknowledged that the decision “may be disappointing” to his accusers.
A Hawaii family is in shock after a 5-foot boulder came barreling into their home. Caroline Sasaki was walking into her living room in Honolulu on Sunday night when the massive boulder crashed into her home. It had traveled down from a nearby hillside and plowed through a cinderblock wall outside the house, scraping the family's car, before crashing through the living room and into a bedroom, Hawaii News Now reported.
Former President Donald Trump took a personal shot at porn star Stormy Daniels after a Manhattan grand jury reportedly began hearing evidence on the alleged hush money he paid her. The grand jury hearing could lead to criminal charges against Trump years after he was accused of paying off the adult film actor to stay silent about their alleged affair before the 2016 election. District Attorney Alvin Bragg's re-escalation of the seemingly dormant probe infuriated Trump on Truth Social and he couldn't resist a demeaning remark about Daniels.
In trying to block the release of a special grand jury's report, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued in court last week that decisions in the case were “imminent” and that the report's publication could jeopardize the rights of “future defendants. Though Willis, a Democrat, didn't mention Trump by name, her comments marked the first time a prosecutor in any of several current investigations tied to the Republican former president has hinted that charges could be forthcoming. The remarks ratcheted anticipation that an investigation focused, in part, on Trump's call with Georgia's secretary of state could conclude before ongoing federal probes.
The maximum Social Security check in 2023 is $4,555 per month. But if you're planning to start benefits soon, you probably shouldn't expect anywhere close to the maximum. In January 2023, the average monthly benefit for retired workers is just $1,827 per month.
The city of Bakhmut was home to around 70,000 people before it found itself on the front line of Russian President Vladimir Putin's unprovoked war to seize Ukrainian territory. Almost 12 months of war have left Bakhmut barely recognizable. "Bakhmut holds" has even become a battle cry for the nation as it fights back against the Russian invaders.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must face an ethics lawsuit by state attorney regulators over a case he brought challenging results of the 2020 election, according to a court ruling posted on Monday. Judge Casey Blair on Friday denied Paxton's bid to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds. Paxton's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A 29-year-old woman has been charged for posing as a teenager to enroll at a public high school in New Jersey. Hyejeong Shin, a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was charged on Jan. 24 with one count of providing a false government document with the intent to verify one's identity or age, the New Brunswick Police Department stated in a news release on Wednesday. Shin allegedly submitted a fake birth certificate that indicated she was 15 years old to the New Brunswick Board of Education to enroll at New Brunswick High School.
As the week between Christmas and New Year's went on, more than 16,700 flights were impacted, which could end up costing Southwest $825 million, at least. The delays were due to a number of factors, but several critics have charged that the main factors were due to executives' unwillingness to spend enough money to recruit a new generation of pilots (to make up for people who retired early in the pandemic) and to upgrade its flight scheduling software, instead opting to give executives bonuses and shareholder dividends.
Boeing will add a fourth assembly line to produce more 737 Max aircraft, as it tries to more quickly translate a backlog of orders into cash-generating deliveries of new planes. The new line will open in the second half of next year, according to a note Monday to employees from Stan Deal, the CEO of Boeing's commercial-planes business. The line will be in an existing facility in Everett, Washington, where space is available because Boeing is shifting production of larger 787s to South Carolina and ending production of the iconic 747.
Colossal recently added $60 million in funding to move toward a 2027 de-extinction of the woolly mammoth. The Dallas-based company is now working to edit the genes for the reincarnation of the mammal. Colossal planned to reintroduce the woolly mammoth into Russia, but that may shift.
At least two major automotive insurers are refusing to protect certain Kia and Hyundai models because they lack anti-theft common in today's cars, according to reports. Both State Farm and Progressive confirmed with CNN that they no longer write policies for some Kia and Hyundai models manufactured between 2015-2019. In September 2022, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IHHS, and Highway Loss Data Institute reported that vehicle theft claims for 2015-19 Hyundai and Kia vehicles were nearly twice as common as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
While Whitney Sharpe, a 28-year-old recruiting and staffing professional from Boston, was on a Zoom call last week with potential clients, they accidentally shared a screen they weren't supposed to. The screen showed messages in Microsoft Teams between three potential clients — all male — talking about Sharpe in “an unfavorable way,” she told BuzzFeed News. Sharpe wasn't comfortable sharing the contents of all the messages but said in one she was called a “fucking bombshell.”
A former Google executive has sued the tech giant over claims that he was fired after allegedly being groped by a high-ranking female colleague at a company dinner. Ryan Olohan, a 48-year-old married father of seven from New Jersey, accused Google of firing him after he refused top executive Tiffany Miller's alleged advances at a New York City restaurant in December 2019. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, has named both Google and Miller as defendants, accusing them of discrimination, retaliation and fostering a hostile work environment.
Revlon's Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick is the latest lip product to go totally viral, and we get the hype. The TikTok hashtag #revlonglassshine has over 5 million views thanks to videos from beauty gurus and newbies trying out the lip product described as an “addictively fun lipstick [that] offers incredible glassy shine and brilliant color that instantly melts wherever you swipe it.” To put it in the words of TikTok creator @catherine.abreu, it's like “if a lipgloss and a lipstick had a baby.”
“Streaming is beginning to look an awful lot like the old-fashioned analogue TV it was supposed to replace.”
“Streaming isn’t going away … You’re still going to have a lot of choice for a long time.”
“In the future, [streaming] likely will cost more, have a little less library content and cancel more shows more quickly.”
“Streaming is still a game of content … It’s not a matter of who’s spending more, it’s who’s spending smartly.”
“Streamers are retreating from any sort of creative risk in favor of humdrum, lowest-common-denominator shows.”